Sul ponticello


A directive to string musicians to perform the indicated passage with the bow over or near the bridge of the instrument rather than in the usual position, which is between the fingerboard and the bridge. on the bridge; i.e., in string playing, an indication to bow (or sometimes to pluck) very near to the bridge, producing a characteristic glassy sound, which emphasizes the higher harmonics at the expense of the fundamental; the opposite of sul tasto<br><br>Bowing is down near the bridge and creates a glassy sounding tone.